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Symbiosis & Synergy: MBU and YMCA Partner Well Together

- EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was written by current MBU student Maya Reyes when she served as a YMCA communications intern in the spring 2021 semester. She’s now employed at the YMCA part-time as she continues her studies.  As a cool breeze filters through the air, it carries with it the excited chattering of children. A […]

BORN FIGHTING: Brian Ringgold A Picture of Perserverence

- If you start fighting for life at birth, you don’t forget how to fight when things get difficult. I think that has helped me overcome obstacles.”

Yoga 4 Cancer Coming to Y in October

- "I knew at some point in that journey I needed to give back to people whose lives were touched by cancer."

Join Our Summer Out Loud Challenge.

- Looking to spice up your summer? Join the YMCA’s Summer Out Loud Challenge, a three-week challenge promoting summer fun … and enjoying the sounds of summer. (Watch the video here.) How do you sign up?  Sign up by texting the word SUMMER to 844-889-6222 and fill out the form linked in the text reply to complete registration, and you will receive […]

A Special Announcement from Rhonda Shinaberry

- Dear YMCA Family, It is with much excitement and much sadness that I announce my retirement on June 30. This building has been my “home away from home” for over 40 years, more than 26 of those years working for the YMCA. I do plan to stay involved as a member and a volunteer and […]

Updated Mask Policy For June

- Effective on Tuesday, June 1st, STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA members who’ve been fully vaccinated will no longer need to wear a mask into the YMCA facility. We’re making the policy change in compliance with the governor’s most recent announcements. We also remain fully committed to your safety. We will continue to take temperatures as members enter the building. We […]

YMCA Summer Youth Programming Q & A

- Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we have received about summer programming for youth at the STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA, along with our answers. Q: What are you offering this summer? A: We’re offering the Teen Spot Summer Programming with “Mr. Eddie” here at the YMCA from June 7th – July 30th. It’s […]

YMCA Announces Summer Program Plans

- The STAUNTON-AUGUSTA FAMILY YMCA is partnering with Staunton City Schools to provide a free enrichment program for the month of June. It’s an extension of a previously existing partnership between the two organizations. Since 2018, the YMCA and Staunton City Schools have worked collaboratively on the Summer Learning Loss Program, a model that featured an […]

April 20th is Bobby Fitzgerald Day

- April 20th will be Bobby Fitzgerald Day at the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA. A YMCA member who visited the North Coalter Street facility daily, Fitzgerald’s disappearance in 2012 made national news. A 60-year-old outdoorsman in extraordinary shape, Fitzgerald has been missing since returning to Shenandoah Mountain’s Confederate Breastworks Trail to retrieve a cell phone he lost […]

Read our YMCA April Newsletter Here

- Keep up with the latest happenings and best stories of the spring in our April newsletter. Read it here.

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